Starting Friday morning, Lehman Road just outside Spring Grove in North Codorus Township will be closed for an ongoing realignment project.

Lehman Road is in the midst of being realigned with Route 116, according to the state Department of Transportation.

"It's a safety realignment," said Greg Penny, department spokesman.

As a result, Lehman Road will be closed for eight days and will reopen on April 26.

While the road is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of Myers Road, Stoverstown Road, and Route 516 (Jefferson Road).

The road closure is necessary so that construction crews can build a connection between Lehman Road and a new section of road that has been built to realign the road with Route 116, PennDOT said.

Project: Work on the $1.5 million project started in August and is expected to be complete in late June.

Between now and then, crews will also close Route 516 where it intersects with Route 116 for up to eight days so workers can complete the intersection realignment. PennDOT will announce the closure and a detour route in advance.

Once the project is complete, a traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Lehman Road and routes 116 and 516. The intersection will also be safer for motorists, Penny said.

Kinsley Construction, Inc. was contracted by PennDOT to do the project.

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